Wellington travel guide

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You're Going to Love Wellington

Wellington is relaxed and upbeat, full of residents who are more than willing to show you around. Embark on nature safaris and scale mountains in the same city you would shop and dance the night away.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Wellington

What to do in Wellington

Mount Victoria Lookout
Botanic Gardens
Carter Observatory
Top activities & attractions in Wellington

When to Visit Wellington

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Hold on to your hats and your hair because Wellington is known as the world's windiest city. However, it's very pleasant to travel through the region's urban area as the temperatures don't drop below 32 on the coldest of winter nights, while the summers are a comfortable 77.

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How to Get to Wellington

Airports near Wellington

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Where to Stay in Wellington

You can always expect to be pampered when you stay in style at the InterContinental Hotel Wellington. For more mid-range accommodations, choose a room at the CityLife Wellington.

Popular Neighborhoods in Wellington

Where to stay in popular areas of Wellington

Most booked hotels in Wellington

How to Get Around Wellington

The Cost of Living in Wellington

Shopping Streets

Start at the Old Bank Arcade, housed in a gorgeous historical building, or the Westfield Queensgate. Lovers of vintage will find Hunters and Collectors simply divine.

Groceries and Other

A quart of milk costs NZ$2.72 and a dozen eggs costs NZ$4.74.

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Where to Eat in Wellington

Beach Babylon is the place to go for authentic New Zealand cuisine with a stunning view of the beach. A retro-styled, beach-side cafe and restaurant, it has great drinks and mains like rostis, fondue platters, tarahiki fish, and slow roasted pork belly. Expect to pay between NZ$10 and NZ$30, per person, depending on what you order.